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Dietician Farah Fahad divulges the necessary tools for combating cellulite.
Written By JAYME CYK
While water is your first line of defense against cellulite, the combination of specific foods and distinct ingredients within your beauty essentials has myriad benefits. But according to Farah Fahad, dietician and founder of The Farah Effect, in order to understand why the following foods reduce cellulite, you first must understand what it is. “Cellulite is essentially cells that accumulate and expand beneath the skin, pushing against tissue and causing an uneven appearance,” she says. “The Farah Effect is a brand I created to give my clients the tools and understanding to make changes today that will support a lifetime of good health and a pro-youth way of aging—that is, using nutrition to stay young.”
Here, Fahad reveals her checklist of foods for fighting cellulite and beauty products to enhance the results.
Salmon is high in omega-3s, which reduce inflammation in the body and increase circulation—ultimately helping to remove toxins from your fat tissues. The perfect beauty pairing for salmon is Kayo Concentrated Firming Serum. Its dose of caffeine boosts circulation and tightens and tones the physique.
Blackberries and blueberries are anti-inflammatory foods rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce free radical damage. Free radicals weaken the skin’s dermis, resulting in lumps and dimples. In addition to eating blackberries and blueberries, use the African Botanics Marula Stretchmark Botanical Body Oil. This luxe hydrator contains collagen-boosting antioxidants like rosehip seed oil and jojoba to improve skin tone and texture.
One lemon contains 50 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C. This powerful ingredient helps burn fat, promotes strong connective tissue, and strengthens blood vessels. Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan is packed with vitamin C from neroli and omega oils, which lock in moisture for deep hydration and smoother skin.
Because of its high concentration of potassium and the amino acid asparagine, asparagus has diuretic properties and reduces water retention. Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift for Legs has similar properties, including Ruscus aculeatus, an anti-inflammatory extract that can reduce water retention and varicose veins.
Green tea helps boost metabolism and fat oxidation. Kayo’s Body Beautiful Crème not only contains hyaluronic acid and a multitude of nourishing oils (think: kukui, avocado, açai, and coconut, among others), but its antioxidant blend also includes green tea to flush out toxins and refine skin texture.
Eggs are high in lecithin, which helps rebuild cell walls and repair tissue via hydration. A damaged dermis is susceptible to dehydration and breakage, so in addition to eating eggs, it’s important to keep your limbs hydrated. Lather on Omorovicza Body Cream to restore suppleness, retexturize, and renew elasticity.